As my first post ever, I really need to address a problem I have when I'm writing. I constantly put myself down.
It's not like "Oh, I made a mistake, I'm so stupid"(I actually have never said/thought this) it's more like "Nobody's going to like this story" "You've ruined it" "This story is cheesy/stupid" I used to think it might've been nerves when I'm submitting a new story, but it has continued far past the beginning of my stories.
I know my story ideas aren't lame, I'm one of the most imaginative people you'll ever meet. I just can't seem to stop putting myself down. It hasn't fazed me yet, but I'm worried if this keeps up, I'll stop trying to write.
How can I stop this? I really don't want to stop writing, but this is seriously putting me off.
EDIT: I've already thought posting this was stupid and that I shouldn't have posted this, it's worse than I thought!
EDIT 2: JHM, I think you've got the wrong idea. I do edit my stories, revise and proofread, I am getting better, but I put myself down in the process of writing them not while editing them. I have written a good story or two that I've trashed because I couldn't stop insulting myself and it just made me want to stop. If you meant something else I'm sorry I didn't understand, but I think I understood what you were saying.
edited 5th Oct '12 10:33:13 PM by GoldenFlare